(1-minute read) REP. GERAN TARR SPENT THREE DAYS CALLING SCHOOL
Rep. Geran Tarr was busy on social media this week, tarnishing the reputation of Covington Catholic High School of Kentucky, and the student who politely stood his ground while being verbally harassed during a March for Life rally.
The Alaska House of Representatives has not yet gotten to work because there is no leadership caucus in charge, but Tarr kept herself busy writing her opinion on the incident, which falsely portrayed the students as racists. The video clip went viral on social media and news organizations picked it up as gospel, without having seen sections of the video that led up to the part that appeared to make the students look like the aggressors.
The Catholic high school reopened today under heavy police protection after being closed for two days due to the hundreds of death threats against the students. Today, the school was evacuated after a suspicious package was sent to the school.
But Tarr was having none of it, writing out her frustration over not being able to talk with someone at the school to register her complaint from Alaska.
Later in the social media exchange, Tarr says that the student targeted by leftists for vilification “scares” her.
“I look at that young man and he scares me,” Tarr wrote on Facebook.
A chaperone for the students who attended the rally with them had a different perspective than Rep. Tarr.
Jill Hamlin told reporters that she believes they were targeted “for what they stood for.” She said boys from the school were attending the rally, as the students do annually, when a group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites began hurling abusive language at them.
“I think they were targeted for what they stood for… which is Christianity, the right for life,” Hamlin told Fox News. “And they were singled out, and I believe, partially because of the color of their skin they were targeted.”
The Native American protester at the center of the storm led a group of his supporters as they attempted to enter the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. during evening Mass on Saturday.
The demonstrators were stopped by shrine security they attempted to gain entry into the church during worship and the doors had to be locked to keep them out. They maintained their drumming and chanting outside the church.
“It was really upsetting,” the guard told Catholic News Service. “There were about 20 people trying to get in, we had to lock the doors and everything.”
The guard said the incident was a disappointment during a busy and joyful weekend for the shrine.
“We had hundreds and hundreds of people from all over the country come here to celebrate life, to celebrate each other together. That a protest tried to come inside during Mass was really the worst.”